Join our team as a junior behavioural practitioner

Specialisations: Research, analysis, writing, and editing

The Gravity team is looking for a new junior behavioural practitioner to join us on our journey in making the world a better place through behavioural design. We are a behavioural design consultancy that uses behavioural science to give our clients a richer understanding of how people make decisions and the factors that influence them. This enables us to design and optimise our clients' products and services.


Who should apply?

  • Candidates with a background in some form of academic research (in English specifically).

  • Candidates who are passionate about understanding how people think and behave (psychology, sociology, anthropology, marketing)

  • Candidates who are interested in helping people make better decisions.

  • Candidates with 1-3 years experience in a writing role.

  • Candidates who have a tertiary qualification in languages and communication, copywriting, journalism, marketing, psychology, sociology, anthropology or similar field in English.

  • Candidates who are based in Cape Town.

What skills should you have?

  • Proficiency with the core Microsoft word, Google Docs and Squarespace advantageous.

  • The ability to read and understand scientific literature (academic journal articles, other white papers, literature reviews, and business reports).

  • Be able to comprehend complex information and translate this into plain English.

  • Ability to proofread existing texts as well as create content for blogs, email campaigns, reports, presentations and websites from scratch.

  • Pay attention to detail.

  • Be a strong team player.

  • Be able to manage time and outputs effectively.

  • An obsession with human behaviour, how it works and how to change it.

What will you be working on?

  • Creating and copy checking reports (based on literature and behavioural insights)

  • Creating and copy checking email campaigns (in MailChimp)

  • Writing blog posts

  • Writing copy and conceptualising content for social media posts

  • Copy checking and creating website copy

  • Copy checking and creating presentation copy

  • Conducting desk research (on academic platforms and others)

  • Conducting user research of various forms in the field

Salary: Market-related

If you are interested, please fill in our online job application.
It will take you 10 - 15 minutes and require you to submit your CV.